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Oct 10, 2012 11:35pm EDT
. >> this is what i call a target-rich environment. >> reporter: but not in the cockpit. it wasn't just movies like "top gun." military brass argued fiercely against allowing females in combat aircraft. >> if you want to make a combat unit ineffective, assign some women to it. >> reporter: or so they thought. like it or not, things were about to change. >> the secretary of defense has ordered that all the services permit will tiomen to fly. >> for the air force the young lieutenant who garage waited at the top of her flight training class would be the first. >> i realize not every person wanted this to happen. some did, some didn't. i realize it is pretty irrelevant. >> when i started flying i didn't focus on me being different i focused on trying to do my best. >> reporter: but the pressure and spotlight on the first female combat aviators was enormous. just months after jeanie flynn finished flight school, the navy's first female carrier-based pilot crashed on approach. >> raise your gear. power. eject. eject. >> reporter: her death brought renewed calls of disapproval. and a new
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 2:35am EDT
very healthy environment again. because you have been in a hostile environment for so many hours. >> reporter: the heart stopping return to earth could take 5:30 minutes. after years of skydiving, he promises this jump will be his last. >> in more ways than one, maybe. >> yes. let's hope it doesn't end poorly. >> safe travels man. >> "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations. the skin ♪ skinny ♪ ♪ so skinny >> hate to be the bearer of bad news here, start off "the skinny," kind of a long-term hollywood marriage unexpectedly headed toward splitsville. danny devito and rhea perlman, are done after 30 years of marriage. and danny devito, st of "taxi" and how many movies, rhea perlman starred as carla the feisty waitress on "cheers" many years ago. have decided after 30 years they're going their separate ways. devito's spokesman confirmed the split. but did not really say why. some speculation, crazy work schedules for something else. no real reasons why they're going their separate ways. kind of sad to hear that k
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
their who live in more spotless environments. if you keep your environment clean, your immune system becomes more sensitized to any -- irritant. >> 3-week-old kitten went for a wild ride and is about to get a w home/ >> you could hear it in the engine. driver of the bmw pulled over after the heard the sound from under millwood. hour forbout an to finally free it from the engine. rescuers say it could've been injured if it had fallen from caught in anyt parts. >> we were kind of worried it get hung up in the fan or get trapped under the motor, that would get cut. >> that did not happen, luckily. kitten is doing fine this morning. theiend of one of bmw.ighters plans to adopt >> the curiosity rover has made its first scoop of the surface of mars. brightetected a object on the ground. be a part of the rover, but they will not scoop any more out what itigure is. already sent back barack which suggests a fast-moving stream flowed. >> how about this austrian daredevils, a few hours away from an attempt to jump into the history books? felix will be dropped from 23 above the earth. leap out a
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 11:35pm EDT
world, who dedicate their lives to the cause. >> in this remote, unforgiving environment, we all know it would be impossible to clean up an oil spill. we can't risk it. >> if you drop any kind of development because a spill can occur? or do you have systems and backup systems or other backup systems to deal with a spill, which shell does, and be allowed to proceed? >> it's a tough battle, sometimes, to choose. >> reporter: for those who call the arctic home, like point hope, alaska, mayor, steve omittuk, there's no easy answers. >> people need money. they need our economy to come up. but we need our way of life, also. >> reporter: drilling would bring in much-needed jobs. but steve says his community would always rely on life in the sea to survive. >> the ocean is our garden. the animals are our identity of a people. >> reporter: pretty peaceful down here. and down below, our exploration of the arctic's underwater garden continues. there is one final discovery. >> it could be a coral. that is potentially a very exciting find. and away we go. >> reporter: we make our way back to the su
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
important step because you know you're coming home. you're going back to a very healthy environment again because you've been in a hostile environment for so many hours. >> reporter: the heart-stopping return to earth could take 5 1/2 minutes. and after 25 years of skydiving, felix baumgartner promises this jump will be his last. >> last is probably a safe bet there. >>> that is what's making news this america this morning.
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